Expressed RNAi drug developer Benitec Biopharma this week provided an update on its pipeline, stating that its two lead programs in cancer-associated neuropathic pain and drug-resistant lung cancer have fallen behind schedule as the company further optimizes its therapeutic candidates and deals with delivery-related issues.

Overall, however, Benitec remains largely on track in its efforts to revitalize itself after suffering major setbacks years ago that saw the company nearly close its doors.

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